Shavonti Archer is a skilled engineer by trade, advocating for diversity within the engineering community. She founded Systematic Motivation, LLC in 2018, a company whose primary focus is creating more opportunities for minority students to explore their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs and encourages their desire to pursue a career in STEM. Born and raised in Locust Grove, Georgia where she attended Luella High School, Archer quickly discovered her love for engineering as a 10th grade student. She was instantly captivated by videos of solar and wind farms.
In 2013, Shavonti Archer graduated from Georgia Southern University to attain her Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering. During her tenure at GSU, she became a member of The Society of Women Engineers and would later become president of the organization. She was instrumental in launching Society of African American Sisterhood (SAAS) on GSU’s campus. She served as an orientation leader, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and managed to complete an internship with Rayonier Performance Fibers and one of the largest engineering companies to date, General Electric.
In conjunction with her current role as a transmission and distribution engineer for a local utility company, Shavonti’s involvement with engineering organizations such as Society of Women Engineers, has allowed her to present and share her knowledge at over 100 speaking engagements, connecting with both adults and children. Her most recent speaking event was for the young ladies of the EmpowHER of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach Florida, where she spoke about her journey becoming an engineer and what motivated her to stay committed to it. Shavonti is a thought leader with a passion for giving back. Systematic Motivation, LLC further supports the idea that engineers are not limited to a certain look or color.
Though the industry is dominated by those who are not minorities, there is still room for pioneers from
other communities. Systematic Motivation, aspires to level the playing field and broaden the
horizons for all students.